840155700 nv03.qxd 2/2/07 4:31 PM Page 2 2 wWARNING Shock Hazard • Do not immerse this appliance in water or other liquid. • This appliance has a polarized plug (one wide blade) that reduces the risk of electrical shock. The plug fits only one way into a polarized outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the plug by modifying the plug in any way or using an adaptor. If the plug does not fit, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, have an electrician replace the outlet. 1. Read all instructions. 2. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put cord, plug, base, or motor in water or other liquid. 3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. 4. Unplug cord from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning. 5. Avoid contacting moving parts. 6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after appliance malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Call our toll-free customer service number for information on examination, repair or electrical or mechanical adjustment. 7. The use of attachments, including canning jars, not recommended or sold by HamiltonBeach/Proctor-Silex, Inc. may cause a risk of injury to persons. 8. Do not use outdoors. 9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces, including the stove. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: 10. Keep hands and utensils out of jar while blending to reduce the risk of severe injury to persons or damage to the blender. A rubber spatula may be used but must be used only when blender is not running. 11. Blades are sharp; handle carefully– especially when assembling, disassembling or cleaning inside blender jar. 12. Do not use a broken, chipped, or cracked blender jar. 13. Do not use broken, cracked, or loose cutting blades. 14. To reduce the risk of injury, never place cutting assembly blades on base without jar properly attached. 15. Always operate blender with lid in place. 16. When blending hot liquids, remove center-piece of two-piece lid. Hot liquids may push lid off jar during blending. To prevent possible burns: do not fill blender jar beyond the 3 cup (750 ml) level. With the protection of an oven mitt or thick towel, place one hand on top of lid. Keep exposed skin away from lid. Start blending at lowest speed. 17. Screw on cutting assembly firmly. Injury can result if moving blades accidentally become exposed.
840155700 nv03.qxd 2/2/07 4:31 PM Page 3 18. If the jar should turn when the motor is switched ON, switch OFF immediately and tighten jar onto cutting assembly. 19. Do not leave blender unattended while it is operating. This appliance is intended for household use only. The length of the cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over, a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary, an approved extension cord may be used. The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating of the blender. Care must be taken to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped over. The wattage/ampere rating of the blender is determined by an Underwriter’s Laboratory test and is based on available cutting blades and jar combinations that may not be provided with your unit, but are available as replacement parts. This is a measure of input wattage/amperes after 30 seconds of operation. The blender as provided may draw significantly less power. 20. To disconnect cord, turn the control to OFF. Then remove plug from wall outlet. 21. Do not use appliance for other than intended purpose. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS! OTHER CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION Wattage/Peak Power Information Do not place blender jar in the freezer filled with food or liquid. The contents may freeze and may result in damage to the cutting blades, jar, blender and possibly result in personal injury. Peak power is the measure of the motor wattage during the first seconds of operation. This is when a blender requires the most power to crush ice, frozen fruit, etc. This is a better measure of what a blender motor can consume when power is needed most. 3